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Could a different starting time keep you safer on your commute?  

On Behalf of | May 4, 2022 | Personal Injury |

People commute in different ways in Florida. Some people opt to jump on the bus, others cycle in an attempt to stay healthy. However, the vast majority still commute in their cars

As a result, at certain times of day, the roadways are filled with people trying to get to work on time. The majority of people are able to handle this and reach their destination without issue. Nonetheless, for some, the pressure builds and starts to spill over. 

Road rage incidents are a serious hazard if you drive to work. Here are a few things that you can do to minimize the risk

Adjust your starting time 

In recent years, working environments have become much more flexible. Your boss may be willing to adjust your starting time to a slot that fits outside of rush hour. If you start later, you can always offer to stay behind for longer too. This way, you gain the double benefit of missing the busiest hours both during your trip to work and on your way home. 

Consider leaving work early

Of course, flexible working hours are not always practicable. You may have to meet daily deadlines that are simply non-negotiable. If this is the case, perhaps you can leave earlier to miss the worst of the traffic? By packing up your things the night before, you might not even have to awaken much earlier in the morning. 

If driving is your only means of getting to work, then you want to take every step to ensure that you are safe. Unfortunately, no matter how cautious you are, some collisions are unavoidable. If you’ve been injured by another driver on your daily commute, make sure you explore your legal options in full detail.